The Voice of Ability Series

Towey - Spina bifida doesn't stop young man from school and many activities

My name is Kastin Towey and I’m 21 years old. I go to school at Maize Trans-Net and will graduate in May.
I live with my parents, John and Carol Towey, and my sister, Clara. I was born with spina bifida and I use a wheelchair to get around. People sometimes have a hard time understanding what I say so I have to write it down.
I also have slit-ventricle syndrome, which gives me bad headaches. I have lots of painful days, but my family helps me through them.
Even though I have disabilities, I have a lot of joy in my life. That joy comes from the people God put in my life. They are happy and they make me happy. We tell jokes, watch game shows, play games, and tease each other.
I get to be part of many fun groups such as Holy Family Camp, Laughing Feet Performers, my Special Olympics team, my Challenge Games team, my school, bowling groups, and crazy cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. They all treat me like I am important and take time to talk to me.
I am thankful for the special people God has given me. My family, my friends, my care attendants, Adam and Karen, my nurses and doctors are gifts from God who take care of me and bring me joy.
God is good to me!
Kastin is a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Goddard.

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